Question:\n\nAre travel expenses to game show locations deductible? I've\nvisited irs.gov, and all they say is that your winnings are\ndeductible. Okay, I get that...in fact, the state of\nCalifornia has already taken its cut. But it cost about 0\njust to fly out there from the East Coast. Another\ncontestant said that yes, you can deduct the airfare (though\nI don't know where on the tax form), but I can't find any\nsupporting data for this. Would you fill out Schedule C?\nWhat if you already have a small side business that you\nalready report on Schedule C? (I sense that game show\nwinnings are not considered "gambling" income.)\n\nAnother concern:\n\nIf the winnings check arrived in 2005 (and therefore is\ntaxable next April), but the expenses were incurred in 2004,\nwhat do you do? (If expenses ARE deductible, should I deduct\nthem now, for this Friday-\-and where?-\-or should I hold onto\nthe receipts for next year, when I do my 2005 taxes?)\n\nWho woulda thought that a very piddling check would require\nthis much labor? Any help would be appreciated! Thanks!